First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the Berlin Holocaust Memorial

— by Lena Salzbank

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, visited Berlin’s Holocaust memorial to commemorate the European Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust. This stop was part of their tour of four key sites related to Germany’s history during WWII and the Cold War.

At the memorial, the first family was faced with 2,700 concrete slabs that evoke a cemetery, engaging visitors who come to pay their respect to the millions of Jews who were murdered. The site was cleared of visitors and the family was able to wander the area alone. Photos show Michelle Obama hugging her daughters as they enter the emotional Holocaust memorial.

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